…By Larry John for TDPel Media.
In the Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State, a pregnant woman identified as Eucheria Ndigwe allegedly stabbed her domestic help after the girl failed to wash her bag.
The incident has sparked outrage and concern over child abuse in the area.
Video Evidence and Neighbor’s Intervention:
A neighbor, whose identity remains undisclosed, recorded a video in which he interrogated the girl and questioned her about the reason for her employer’s violent actions.
The girl revealed that she was stabbed for her failure to wash a bag, shedding light on the mistreatment she endured.
Neighbor’s Alarming Account:
Expressing his distress, the concerned neighbor shared the video, condemning the appalling treatment inflicted upon the girl.
He emphasized the recurrent nature of such abuse and highlighted the denial of education due to excessive house chores.
The incident occurred at No. 18 Simeon Oniyimofe Street, Ojo, and the neighbor stated that this was not an isolated occurrence.
Police Response and Apprehension:
Following the incident, the Lagos State Police swiftly responded and arrested the suspect, Eucheria Ndigwe, who is 30 years old and heavily pregnant.
The authorities have taken her into custody and have relocated her to the recently upgraded Gender Unit to receive appropriate medical attention, considering her pregnancy.
Support for the Survivor:
The survivor, the domestic help who was stabbed, is currently receiving adequate medical care at a police medical facility in Ikeja.
The Lagos State Police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, assured the public of their commitment to combat domestic, sexual, and gender-based violence across the state.
The disturbing incident involving a pregnant woman stabbing her domestic help over a neglected bag has brought child abuse and inhuman treatment to the forefront of public attention in Lagos.
The swift response from law enforcement and the relocation of the suspect to the Gender Unit for medical care and further investigation demonstrate a commitment to addressing such acts of violence.
The incident underscores the importance of safeguarding the rights and well-being of domestic workers and addressing the issue of child abuse within communities.